PlayStation Plus offers Battlefield 2042 (and a launch day title) in March

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Sony has unveiled its upcoming offerings for PlayStation Plus users in a flashier way than usual: by putting them in its big State of Play event. While most of the show was devoted to the PlayStation VR2 titles and the upcoming Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League game, they also introduced the new PS Plus titles. They also revealed that PlayStation Plus is getting a new game on the service at launch time – a rarity for the service.

The three free games coming to PS Plus subscribers are Battlefield 2042, Code Vein, and Minecraft Dungeons. All three join the platform on March 7. Breaking with tradition a bit, all of these games offer co-op or multiplayer gameplay. Minecraft Dungeons, a Minecraft-style dungeon crawler, and Code Vein, a Soulslike anime, both offer cooperative play. Battlefield 2042 is, in keeping with the rest of the series, a primarily multiplayer title.

In addition to the free games offered for all PS Plus levels, Sony has also revealed some of the games coming to the exclusive game catalog for Extra and Premium levels. These games include Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves, Ghostwire Tokyo, Immortals: Fenyx Rising, and Rainbow Six Extraction.

Buried in this revelation was a surprise: Sony is putting out a new release on day one on PlayStation Plus. Upcoming platformer Tchia launches on March 21st on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC via the Epic Games Store. It will be available on launch day for Extra and Premium subscribers. Xbox Game Pass (PS Plus’ main competition) regularly offers launch-day games to subscribers. While PlayStation has done this previously with games like Bugsnax and Oddworld: Soulstorm, it has been slower to adopt the practice with more games.

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